Merciful Presence

Noticing the injustices around us and playing an active role in serving the victimized.

Guided by Isaiah 58:1-10, Jesus' relational priority of the “least of these” is expressed by the Body of Christ through mercy toward our neighbors. Our ambition must be to humbly and tangibly extend the love of Christ, especially to the overlooked. Those who are systemically marginalized in North Brooklyn must find that in every expression of this church they are honored guests with reserved seats at the table. And, those captured by the Gospel story must go on telling that story by welcoming the stranger, clothing the naked, feeding the hungry, visiting the prisoner, noticing the forgotten, and serving the orphan and widow in distress. This is a vision that speaks to the deepest longings of every New Yorker: A cosmic story to make sense of life, expressed in transcendent simplicity before our very eyes.

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How We Serve

BK Feasts

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Four times a year we host a large meal and invite the entire neighborhood. We get to know each other around the table, modeling the parable in Matthew 22.

Our next feast is on
November 23rd.

SMOB

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On Thursday evenings, we host a group designed to empower and inspire single mothers in the community by providing emotional support and resources.

Meets the first 3 Thursdays of the month from September 12, 2019 - June 18, 2020.

FPNO

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Once a month, we provide children with a few hours of fun activities while foster parents get a well-deserved night off.

The next FPNO event is November 2nd.

Partners

Photo from Grete Gillern

Photo from Grete Gillern

We come alongside local organizations to advance their work, offering time and resources to be a part of the renewal of North Brooklyn.


What’s Happening

Full Justice & Mercy calendar here. Direct any questions to the Deacons of Justice & Mercy.